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  ABC    ABC2 News at 6PM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    October 3, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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how paramedics had to perform a delivery on the side of the beltway. >> the governor has a plan to increase accountability for the eel truck company. hopely the warm weather will last. let's check in with wyatt everhart with that all important forecast. >> a little bit of sun. not only will the warm weather hold up but upper 70s out l d.c. at 80. 77 in cecil county. most spots across central maryland very close to 80 degrees. under a cloudy sky, a few breaks of sun, in the much. the humidity, plus heat mid to upper 80s. as we look through the overnight a chance for fog. it looks like patchy fog for the most part. we'll have much more on how
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things will develop. there's only one game left in the regular season for the o's and they're hoping to build momentum. >> let's go live to the trop with christian schaffer. if that game were tonight that would go down as one of the greatest games in history. >> that one shot, chris davis home run, folks started to show up for the game. it's only a little more than an hour away. some of the orioles fans, mostly clad in orange. taking his cuts in the cage and a lot of those fans, it doesn't feel like a home game for the orioles. let's be honest. the crowds are in it. when the orioles do play well, there's a big response, maybe a thousand, a couple thousand in attendance. they're excited. the orioles themselves, they talked about trying to stay
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focus but, of course, it's human nature. they are looking ahead to who they're going play, where they're going to play and how. they talked about that a short sometime ago. doesn't matter. we got to play whoever -- i don't think anybody cares as long as you have the opportunity to extend your season. who cares. >> there's always english ti. in matter how long you play, you get this nervous excitement. you just don't know how long you're going to get there and you don't know until you get back there and cherish every moment that goes pie quick. it's the funniest time you'll ever experience in baseball and enjoy every minute and really reflect on everything that's going to happen. >> what an amazing influence
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it's got to be to have a i do like jim thome in the clubhouse. the guy has been around for ever. he's gotten big hits. so it's exciting. it helps going into the playoffs to have that kind of experience we'll have to see how it goes, but to hear him talk about that and the younger players. no reason they should have won that game last night. the rays pitcher pitched an unbelievable game. they managed to pull it out 1-0. live at tropicana field, christian schaffer. >> unbelievable. >> i mean, the guy's been there, done that. he's ready for the post season. the orm want to win this thing. if they do, they guarantee a place at camden yards. >> all right. christian schaffer live tonight.
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we'll see you after the game. >> so much to keep up with. so many possible games, so many scenarios and so little the o's fans can count on when this comes to buying the tickets. the uncertainty has spilled over to organizations planning events which may or may not compete with games. they have been planning the big block party in hopkins plaza for a year and is trying to get last-minute permission to show an o's game if they play friday night. >> having the orioles in post season is a pleasant problem. there's plenty of organizations that have and events -- many events. >> even at the warehouse, orioles park isn't immune. workers at a publishing company have been told they could receive a testimony them this week telling them they no longer
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have parking or they may have to work from home on any given day if the orioles get another home game, tough to keep up, jamie. >> yeah, for a long time the resurgence of the birds have renewed that spiritment this brings back old memories. abc2 news tim rutherford has the story. >> reporter: milford johnson can call old memorial stadium his home -- literally. he lives a long fly ball away from where the stadium stood. as a kid, he was a vendor there. >> i couldn't sell beer because i w old enough. i made enough selling peanuts, popcorn, sodas. you could smell a pizza a mill away. >> reporter: everyone remembers brooks and frank. mr. johnson goes all the way
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back. >> willie miranda. billy gardner. the guy that played right field was bob newman. >> reporter: he new buck showalter was the man. >> i like the way buck showalter handles the well team. he reminds me of earl weaver. i did look for him to turn the team around but i didn't know this would be this soon. in two years he turned the team around. >> reporter: for mr. johnson, orioles spirit is alive and well and enduring. >> wherever you go. i don't care if you go downtown or the county or anywhere this. really has pulled the city together. a lot has changed but the
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orioles will be the team. they're still the team. they're going to always be a team. baltimore will always have the orioles here. >> reporter: tim rutherford. >> great story. mr. johnson, this is for you. if you got any pictures, we got you covered with all things orioles. head to abc2news.com/orioles. you can also shear your stan photo -- share your fan photos with us and check out the omazing pictures. from double blizzards to hurricane irene to the most recent storms, massive power failures have left maryland crippled. now the governor is suggesting a rate increase.
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>> reporter: am july tens of thousands were in the dark, some for a full week after a duratio. because of that the governor assemble add task force to look in the way electric companies can service customers better. one recommendation is to charge you more a dollar or two in a surcharge to go toward power lines. >> strengthening it so it can within stand the increasingly frequent and violent events. >> reporter: some lawmakers feel they're unnecessary. >> it's supposed to be part of their budget already. >> reporter: in light of the recent outages, many customers aren't willing to pay more. >> when they don't provide electricity, that's unfair. >> i think they pay too much already. my electric bill is quite high. i don't think we need to give
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anymore. >> reporter: the governor said electric companies would have to prove the dollar or two goes to upgrade city infrastructure saying the surcharge is better than paying for updpraisd. >> for a more reliable grid in order to avoid throwing out $15 to $18 a month as we play roulette with the next storm. >> reporter: in annapolis, don harrison, abc2 news. >> it can only be implemented if approved by the public utilities commission. it was this close to shutting down but truck 10 will stay open. the mayor may address the situation at the board of estimates meeting. the city received a larger than
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anticipated payment from the -- from the grand prix. >> be able to work with the group and i'm working very hard through the ten nur financial plan to be able to sustain it in the future. >> the extra money included $500,000 from the grand prix and money from this year's race. all right. i don't think this is something that men really plan for when we're about to become dads, getting stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital. >> women don't either. actually, it sounds more like a nightmare. mom and dad on the way to the hospital but had to pull over and call 911 when they realized the baby wasn't going to wait. the paramedics got mom in the ambulance and she had the baby on the side of the highway. mom, dad and the new baby boy
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were stake on it mercy hospital. can you imagine that? >> no. >> it was career day at st. joan of ark school. >> this is little cameron. he's all geared up for the orioles playoff, but i think he's settled in for tonight's game. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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we've been taking your calls on breast cancer. now this is breast cancer awareness month and we are involved in helping you get all
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the information you need. we're helping you gets your questions answered with our think pink segment. call 410-481-2222. we have people standing by to answer your question. i'm joined by dr. john olson, the head of the surgical department. doctor, tell us what role do genetics play? >> that's a great question. it's very clear that the research is showing that cancer in general is a genetic disease due to mutations in some of the dna in our cells and tissues that allow transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. so understanding the genetics of the tumor can help us understand the outcome, can predict response to therapy and help define new targets for therapy that will really continue the advances we've seen in our
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research to find cures for breast cancer. >> when picking a physician, when picking a hospital, why is it so important to have the right question that you're armed with information. >> information is empowering, the more that you know about your own situation, the better questions you can make and the better decisions you can maifnlgt cans -- make. cancer is a very scary situation. when you hear the word cancer, the pan pick button goes off. after that to get information from a variety of sources. there are online prints resources and to really come in and be able to first listen to what the summary is of your situation but to ask important questions about your options because in current breast cancer care in particular there are numerous options.
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we try to fit good on cologic decisions in it. so someone informed about their condition can make a better decision. >> got him in the studio for the next 15 minutes to answer your questions. the number to call is 410-481-2222. let's send it over to weather now and get a look at your weather. all right, kelly, across baltimore as people head to their favorite spot to check out the game for tampa, it will be cloudy, rain free, warm, 7 -9d. humidity 70%. dew point close to 70. this is an unseasonably warm day. sun sets at 6:45, days getting short. show you some of the weather in motion in dundalk as we look at the key bridge, foggy, no doubt about that but the sun did break through.
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havre de grace, always a gorgeous spot. on the susquehanna, looking across into cecil county. but most of the day was mostly cloudy, including here in the capital at the naval academy. warm and humid. that is the deal. it feels like low 80s right now as we speak. that's going to continue to be the case for another few hours. visibility 10 miles unrestricted. but with this much humidity around and very little wind to stir the air, we have a recipe for more fog. we think a patchy scenario. late night patchy fog, early morning patchy fog. we forecasted widespread dense fog. we're saying watch out for patches of dense fog pass you drive back late from your friend's house. it will lift in the morning. we have a lot of moisture streaming in. slow moving weather system,
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untypical for this part of october. normally the pattern starts to speed up. it's still bringing in the clouds, bringing in the threat of a hit or miss shower. the warm front is through us. much colder air building across the plains. that arrives mid-weekend. we're set for a beautiful weather. it ushers in drier air but friday and into the day thursday and friday. tropics, here we go, another storm beginning to strengthen now, better organized. tropical depression number 15. we'll see what happens. all projections do heed this storm safely out into the atlantic waters. patchy dense fog. watch for that. 82, morning patches of fog will clear through the day. clear and cool tomorrow night. looks nice. dry air invades for friday.
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really either thursday or friday with make for great baseball weather. then the winds pick up. storm system arrives sunday. that will mean a chilly and raw day in the mid to upper 50s. that will kneel like october weather -- feel like october weather. back to you. what do you want to be when you grow up? i want to play for the orioles. that's not going to work. but listen, manny locke does a great job today. he explains the one school -- >> reporter: it's a chance for students to think about their future -- what they want to be when they grow up. they hosted a career day for the students. >> i hope they realize there are so many different avenues for them to travel as they grow up. it's an unlimited amount of careers they clan choose and that they're getting the good
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foundations now to be successful in the 21st century. >> soccer. >> reporter: some have aspirations of going into the tv business and some want to be police oicers, medics, organic farmers and veterinarians. it's in the just on a career paycheck but a focus on volunteering. >> volunteer work. it's a unique perspective. they're getting great opportunities. it offers something unique and volunteers do this because of a love of what they do here these students are glad for this opportunity, which helps them decide their direction in the future. >> i really like career day. i get to experience all the different careers. it makes me realize how many choices there are for me. >> i would love to be in
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science. right now what we're stud dig is -- studying is phenomenal. love it. >> i think it's important so we have an idea of what we want to do. >> reporter: these students are on the right path of becoming the next bright stars in our community. in abing dean, manny locke. >> great day. we'll be right back. stay with us.
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doctor, tell us about the differences in academics in the care. >> the principle deference is the focus on bringing the latest advance in science and clinical research to the care of patients. in turns offering them an opportunity to participate where we get the next big idea for how to take care of patients. i think the unique aspects of our care is we're able to answer questions for patients, both today's patients and tomorrow's patients while still providing outstanding care by the specialists available. >> doctor, thank you for joining
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us. the number, 410-481-2222. thanks so much for answering all of our questions this afternoon. >> you're welcome. thanks for having me.
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a popular upscale retailer is sending out a three back style holiday catalog but not everyone is excited to get theirs in the mail. we'll tell you who is protesting it. >> plus, trying to be heart healthy. one thing you could do is change your cooking oil. which ones are the healthiest. >> these stories and the orioles on abc2 news at 11. >> wherever you're headed for the big game tonight ring orioles party, et cetera, we have pretty good weather, in the mid-70s. as we look at the rest of the
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outlook, weather looks great for both those evenings. >> we'll be back here at 11. >> let's go o's. >> have a good one.
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